Visiting Faculty (Business Analytics) Welch College of Business & Technology

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 15, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Faculty (Business Analytics) Welch College of Business & Technology

About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University's nine colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Social Work; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis, R.N., & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent's College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 386 Colleges-2021 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best Business Schools-2021 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.

Job Description:

The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) invites applications for one visiting faculty position in the Department of Economics and Finance, starting August 2021. Rank will be commensurate on education, experience and qualifications. Candidates are expected to teach courses in the MS in Business Analytics and undergraduate analytics courses.


The ideal candidate will be expected to:

  • Teach data analytics courses; potential courses include introductory Python, data mining, data visualization, and data driven economic analysis.
  • Strong applicants should be versatile, with an ability to teach a variety of courses in the analytics field
  • Contribute to innovative curricular development activities
  • Participate in department, school, and university-level programs and events


  • The ideal candidate should have a terminal degree in computer science, economics, applied mathematics, statistics, or a related field.
  • ABDs will be considered.
  • A solid background in statistics and a programing language, such as Python is required.
  • Experience applying analytics and statistics in real-world applications is a plus.
  • The successful candidate will be working with faculty across the business disciplines to cooperatively develop curriculum and co-curricular activities, and to support a growing interest in business/data analytics. 

Additional Information:

SHU's Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) is AACSB accredited, and enrolls over 2,000 students. It is housed on SHU's West Campus, approximately one mile from the main campus. Opened in Fall 2019, in the former world headquarters of General Electric, the west campus is focused on digital innovation and how it is transforming business in the 21st century. The campus includes state-of-the art labs, equipment, and studios to support research on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, financial computation, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, and e-game design. It also includes a 28-bed hotel, a beautiful ballroom and bars for hosting events, and several commercial-scale kitchens. SHU's Great Rivers golf course, a 20-min drive away, is also a resource for hospitality and event management students.


The WCBT offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Economics, Fashion Marketing and Merchandising, Finance, Management, Marketing, Sports Management, and Hospitality, Resort & Tourism Management. The WCBT's School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science/Information Technology, Game Design and Development, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The college offers a number of Master's degree programs which include our flagship MBA, MS in Accounting, MS Business Analytics, MS Finance and Investment Management, MS HR Management, MS Digital Marketing, and the Doctorate in Business Administration (Finance). Additionally, the SCSE offers Master of Science programs in Computer Science, Information Technology and Cybersecurity.


Nearly sixty-five full-time faculty and eleven staff members bring an impressive range of expertise to the WCBT with terminal degrees and advanced training from leading universities. The WCBT is committed to enhancing its reputation and its engagement with the business community while raising its scholarly profile, and supporting faculty research and development.

Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin reviewing applications July 25, 2021. 

To apply, please visit our website. Application materials must be submitted using Sacred Heart University online application process. Qualified candidates are requested to electronically submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of courses taught (if any), three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if any), a statement of current research, and the job market paper.


Questions may be addressed to Dr. Jennifer Trudeau 


Sacred Heart University is a space that respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff. As an equal opportunity employer applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.

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